Research Fellow, Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £38,017 per annum
Jul 27, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 24, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 24/08/2020
Salary: £33,797 to £38,017 per annum
Job category/type: Research

Job description

Renewable and sustainable energy practises are essential in the response to the climate emergency. An objective orientated control for forced ventilation drying system is essential in reducing losses and increasing sustainable practices in woodchip production for biomass boilers.

Two primary challenges are faced to make such a system efficient. Firstly, insight into the drying performance which will require the development and testing of novel data capture methods. Secondly, objective orientated control system which will co-ordinate multiple actuator responses controlling the multiple stages of the forced ventilation drying process.

Applicants are invited from any nationality to join our team as a Research Fellow working alongside the industry partners Eden Project Foyle, Brook Hall Estate and B9 Energy on a 12 month fixed term contract with a funding end date of 29th September 2021.

The ambition of this project is to meet the thermal energy needs of the Eden Project Foyle development. This ambitious project seeks to rejuvenate the historic riverside estates, transforming them in a similar manner to the Eden Project in Cornwall. The project will open up 250 acres of previously inaccessible land to the public, providing recreational space, entertainment and learning.

The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities to build their career, including industry led research programme, commercialisation opportunities, travel to research conferences and for dissemination activities.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have or be about to obtain a PhD in energy systems or process engineering or a related subject.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant research experience in energy systems or process engineering.
  • Proven experience of research methods and techniques used in established research programmes.
  • Record of accomplishment appropriate to career stage.

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

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